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    • Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

      Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

      12 Apr 2020

      With the rainy season fast approaching in Chad, MAF Pilot and Operations Manager, Becki Dillingham, had to complete some mandatory training in Uganda so flying could continue. Kissing her family goodbye, Becki expected to return three weeks later. Little did she know, the pandemic would scupper her plans and leave her stranded and separated from her family for 32 days….

    • Coronavirus world news

      Coronavirus world news

      7 Apr 2020

      As the pandemic progresses, we get the latest from MAF staff...

    • Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

      Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

      6 Apr 2020

      In the fight against coronavirus, ‘lockdown’, ‘self-isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the global norm in recent weeks. As this unprecedented disease plagues the planet, we explore how Mission Aviation Fellowship’s work has been impacted across Africa...

    • A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

      A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

      2 Apr 2020

      As Lesotho in southern Africa enters into lockdown, MAF Pilot Grant Strugnell, describes the fragile reality of meeting the medical needs of the isolated, without infecting them with a potentially fatal disease…

    • Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

      Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

      28 Mar 2020

      On the morning of Saturday 28th March, MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, was enjoying a cup of coffee in bed, when he was asked to help Liberia’s Ministry of Health with a suspected coronavirus case in the remote town of Zwedru. In MAF’s first ever Covid-19 related mission, Steven flew to the rescue…

    • Kampala in lockdown – a very different place

      Kampala in lockdown – a very different place

      22 Mar 2020

      MAF Uganda Comms Officer, Jill Vine, has been serving with MAF since 2007. The mum of three is married to MAF Pilot, Greg Vine. Together, they’ve been navigating their new norm – life in lockdown. Jill lifts the lid on life in the capital, Kampala…

    • The Lord is with us

      The Lord is with us

      20 Mar 2020

      Coronavirus: a message from MAF UK’s CEO about the current coronavirus outbreak...

    • RAF veteran and MAF co-founder receives Award of Honour

      RAF veteran and MAF co-founder receives Award of Honour

      23 Nov 2019

      Former RAF Flight Lieutenant Stuart King, one of the founders of MAF, has received the Award of Honour from The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) for his outstanding and enduring contribution to aviation.

    • Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola zones with MAF

      Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola zones with MAF

      23 Oct 2019

      The most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, fearlessly took the co-pilot seat in a Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft to reach an Ebola-effected city in east Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday (23 October 2019).

    • 'Keep looking up!'

      'Keep looking up!'

      28 Sep 2019

      MAF's newest Cessna Caravan landed at Lydd Airport in Kent on its way to the war-torn country of South-Sudan.

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